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Drawing the Line 

As I grew older I realised that if you did not draw that line in the sand it would surely be drawn for you, usually at your expense. The importance of knowing what you want in life and what you will or will not compromise on is imperative for peace of mind. It may not be easy mind you as people (especially your beloved offspring) try to test you but it is good to be known as a man or woman with character, with principles, and in possession of the determination needed to protect (and fortify) all boundaries. 

So here is an excellent post on “How to Set Healthy Boundaries”. Try a few of the steps and share your thoughts on the process by leaving a comment. Have boundaries set up already? Great! Tell us about the process and what happened as you drew those lines in the sand.

Remember: the only life worth living is your own🙂

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WPC: Waiting on the Hot Edge

lizard on fence, Barbadian nature

“I’m just waiting here in the Barbadian sun on the edge of another amazing reptile adventure!”

“You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.” ~ Damon Runyon

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” ~ Bob Black


You posted that on Facebook? Part II

So I recently published a post about the danger of putting certain things out in the public domain via social media, mainly Facebook.  What I forgot to mention was that employers are now surfing the web checking up on potential employees to see what they’ve been up to even before they become part of the team.

Even after you become a member of staff, you can argue that your personal stuff is your personal stuff as long as your work is not affected. Unfortunately most employers would not agree with you.

However, always remember that you have the ability to restrict who sees what, as well as set up a public profile while keeping your more intimate details private but the majority of us seem to think this is too much effort.

So let’s take a look at how most of people treat Facebook. For example, you might work for Ellen Degeneres.  This is great! She is a celebrity and very well known. How cool is it to be a part of her team?  However, there is this little issue of your Facebook posts because not only has she checked out your photos there but she shares them with the entire audience (live and those watching on national television). You did not know she was going to do this. Yikes!

Be careful people, be very very careful🙂







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Loved this story because it is so easy to relate to the message. Let me know if you agree🙂

Morning Story and Dilbert

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A long lost sheep, Shrek, became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd.

This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd, and His followers are His sheep. Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in…

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Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016 News

The Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) is back and better than ever!

Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!

Automatticians are planning to hit the trail on September 19th during our company meetup in Whistler, Canada. This year, we will also be making a donation to Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

2013-09-29-07-04-58 Automatticians laced up and ready to go! Photo by Naoko Takano.

What is a 5k?

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. That is roughly equal to:

  • Twelve laps around a track.
  • Approximately 6,000-7,500 steps.
  • Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.

How do I participate?

You can run, walk, or skip — it’s totally up to you. There’s no time limit and there’s just one…

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